[CQ-Contest] Pileups and calling freqs

K9MA k9ma at sdellington.us
Mon Nov 26 18:14:06 EST 2018

I find that just 20 or 30 Hz off zero beat allows me to pick out one 
signal, so that's all I shift the XIT when I'm calling. That way I can 
be pretty sure I'm still in the receiver passband.

Scott K9MA

On 11/26/2018 16:30, Ricardo Navarrete wrote:
> It is a good exercise to answer only if the station call you , if the
> station sends only a number and two letters check that are YOUR number and
> letters and don't call if didn't match...... I was suffering huge pileups
> during sunday evening and was crazy......
> 73's de Rick EA4ZK
> Rick EA4ZK
> El lun., 26 nov. 2018 23:06, Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd at charter.net>
> escribió:
>> What Bill said.  The XIT is your best weapon for busting nasty (any)
>> pileups.  300 Hz above or below will help you stand out compared to the
>> continuous tone of the guys who tune well or click on spots.  I used the
>> XIT a lot this past weekend~!
>> Randy, K5ZD
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: CQ-Contest <cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Bill
>>> kollenbaum via CQ-Contest
>>> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2018 1:35 PM
>>> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>>> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Pileups and calling freqs
>>> After listening to howling pileups all weekend, I have a tip for some of
>>> the less experienced guys.
>>> When 5, 10 or 15 guys are all calling on the same freq, especially with
>>> AGC on it sounds like one tone with QSB.  Unless you have a huge signal
>>> you sound like part of the single tone.  Do yourself a favor and go up or
>>> down a bit and call.  You would not believe how many of the lesser
>> signals

Scott  K9MA

k9ma at sdellington.us

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